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Fotobus Society

The Fotobus is an independent project serving all students of photography. We operate a 32 seater bus and offer free expeditions.

Fotobus Society

The Fotobus is an independent project serving all students of photography. We operate a 32 seater bus and offer free expeditions.

€14,035
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273
backers
18hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, November 17 2019 5:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

The Fotobus

Hey! We are the Fotobus Society. We are more than 400 photography students studying at 29 different German and European universities and schools. Our 30 years old blue bus is basically a photo school on wheels. It takes us to festivals, conferences and workshops. We also do photographic group projects, exhibitions and exchange programs with international partner universities and institutions. The project is build on solidarity and respect. We help each other out. We’re a bit like a family. Fotobus journeys are free of charge for every student who shares our passion for photography.  

Further

Our annual publication is called Further and this crowdfunding campaign will help us to produce it. We spent the past few months discussing, editing and creating dummies of the very first issue of Further. The publication offers 320 pages packed with projects by our members, representing a cross section of young, engaged photography. Further shows work by a new generation of photographers that aims to challenge the status quo. It's a generation that works on long-term projects, emphasises personal motivation, responsibility and authorship and thinks and acts in a highly critical way. 

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Further shows projects by: Arne Piepke / Mafalda Rakoš / Vivian Rutsch / Max Slobodda / Felix Kleymann / Lena Kunz / Elias Holzknecht / Martin Lamberty / Maximilian Mann / Lucas Bäuml & Lando Hass / Alexander Ziegler / Ole Witt / Luise Jakobi / Ronja Hermann / Jann Höfer / Ingmar B. Nolting / Kristina Lenz / Markus Seibel / Patrick Junker / Lukas Kreibig / Sebi Berens / Rafael Heygster / Richard Heinicke / Magnus Terhorst & Thomas Morsch / Anna Roters / Theresa Albers / Fabian Ritter / Katja Sterzik & Wolfgang Gähtgens & Ronja Hermann & Florian Genz / Monika Hanfland / Victoria Jung / Elena Fiebig / Marvin Böhm / Josh Kern / Benedikt Ziegler

Prints

We love all genres of photography! That’s why you can choose a print from more than 100 different images by members of the Fotobus Society. Your image will be produced in 20 x 30 cm with our Epson inkjet printer. The prints are not signed and not limited. Please choose one image by clicking on the link below and reviewing the slide show that appears in a new tab. After this crowdfunding campaign is successfully completed you will be contacted and asked to tell us the number and photographer’s name of the image you would like to have printed.

https://www.fotobus-society.com/kickstarter-prints/

 Framed Prints 

A framed print by a member of the Fotobus Society. Your image will be produced in 20 x 30 cm with our Epson inkjet printer and mounted in a wooden frame. Please choose one image by clicking on the link above and see the prints description for more details.  

 Tote Bags

Our handmade Fotobus tote bags. We care about the environment. Don’t use plastic! Use our indestructible tote bags! There will be different colors to choose from. After this crowdfunding campaign is successfully completed you will be contacted and asked to tell us the color you want.

If you would like more than one book or print, please contact us by email: info@fotobus-society.com

We love you all. Thank you. Honestly. Thank you.  

Risks and challenges

Our annual publication Further will definitely be published. All tote bags and prints will be ready in December 2019. We’ve done all this before and we are good with deadlines. The worst thing that might happen could be a delay in the production of the publication for reasons that we cannot entirely control, like printing and binding capacity, paper availability etc.

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    The Bus Driving Lesson

    Christoph Bangert will teach you how to drive our 30 year old classic Mercedes-Benz bus. He will also show you how to tell funny stories through the microphone and what it takes to survive long journeys with a wild bunch of 32 photography students...

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    The Seat Sponsorship

    Your sponsorship will enable one student to travel on the Fotobus for one year. Your name or your company’s name will be sewn onto the cover of a seat. A privilege that is normally reserved only for honorary members.

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    A visit by the Fotobus and its photographer crew to your festival, workshop, event, club, company, university, museum or institution. The destination must be in Europe and reachable by road as the Fotobus can't swim or fly. Yet.

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    The Invitation

    An invitation for two persons to our book release party in Dortmund including accommodation for one night and a special home-cooked dinner with members of the Fotobus Society. Includes a signed copy of the very first issue of the Fotobus publication Further, a print by a member of the Fotobus Society and a hand made Fotobus tote bag.

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